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Upland Pop Warner is ran entirely by dedicated and hard working volunteers. Upland Pop Warner is always we’re looking for great Coaches, team staff positions and Board members. Game Day Volunteeers are required at all home games; positions range from down markers, work the chains and sometimes running the clock. 

 If you would like to volunteer please apply at the link below as either coach and/or team staff.  All volunteers are required to submit a mandatory National background check to ensure the safety of all our participants.


Pop Warner programs nationwide are required to annually conduct a background check of: Coaches, Board of Directors members and any other persons, volunteers or hired workers, who provide regular service to the league and-or have repetitive access to, or contact with, players and-or spirit participants. The purpose of these background checks is, first and foremost, to protect the children.


Pop Warner Little Scholars & Verified Volunteers – Working Together

The Pop Warner Little Scholars and Verified Volunteers (VV) partnership assists in creating safe environments for leagues that will help to safeguard your assets, reputation, people and overall security. Verified Volunteers is tailored to the specific needs of nonprofits who serve vulnerable populations and provide high quality background screening programs, industry leading turn-around-times, competitive pricing, innovative technology and unmatched customer service.

The Pop Warner Little Scholars and Verified Volunteers partnership helps implement best practices and is taking the necessary steps to ensure the safety of everyone dedicated to Pop Warner Little Scholars. As part of this partnership, Verified Volunteers is honoring discounted partner pricing to coaches and employees. Verified Volunteers high quality background checks will help you save time, money and provide peace of mind, so you can continue to focus on making a positive impact on the lives of today’s youth.

More Information: The Verified Volunteers Difference
Get Started: 
Click Here to Get Started with Verified Volunteers

Pop Warner & Applicant Insight – A Winning Team

In today’s environment, the heart of any Safe-Haven program is background screening, which is the most significant factor in the protection of our children and young people. Applicant Insight (Ai) fully understands the needs and sensitive nature inherent to the volunteer industry, and has partnered with Pop Warner Little Scholars to offer league management thorough, fully FCRA-compliant background screening solutions, while keeping your cost and yearly budgets in mind.

Option 1 $5.00: National Criminal Insight Search including National Sex Offender Registry Search. Also included, AI will validate every record found (unlimited) on the National Criminal Insight Search, directly at the reporting source (i.e. County Courthouse)*

Option 2 $11.00: Option 1 above plus a statewide search OR a County Courthouse search for the volunteer’s current county of residence. This option is especially effective for states with little or no national database coverage.*
*County access fees may apply

We welcome all PWLS leagues to experience a different level of background screening with AI.  Click here for information on registering for an Applicant Insight account today:

Pop Warner - First Advantage Background Checks

In accordance with Pop Warner’s Child Protection Policy, background checks must be performed ANNUALLY prior to the start of the volunteer’s service in Pop Warner. First Advantage is the official online national background check provider of Pop Warner and provides multi-state screening services delivered instantaneously once your account is approved.

More Information: Contractor Advantage - Vendor User Guide
RATES:  $1.55
 for the National Criminal file + $1.55 for the National Sex Offender File = $3.10 per search
Get Started Now: 
Pop Warner Contractor Advantage Website


Volunteer Positions

Head or Assistant Coach - Additional certification training will be required for both football and cheer coaches. Football experience and knowledge of the game is vital to ensure the players are given proper instruction in order to participate safely and develop for head football coach. We are currently looking for head coaches for Tiny Mite, Pee Wee and Unlimited football teams and all Cheer divisions. Assistant Coach positions currently available on all teams.

Team Parent - Ideally, we like to have two team parents per team. This position is critical to the success of each team's season.  This person communicates information from the coaches and league on to the parents and helps coordinates game day volunteers. This position is also in  charge of putting together the team book, which provides all the required paperwork for each player on the team (a Pop Warner requirement). Training will be provided by Upland Pop Warner in mid July and on-going season support from the Team Parent Coordinator.

Team Photographer - you will have field access to all games and take pictures throughout the season; we request that pictures will be uploaded to a shared team site for parents/UPW Social Media Coordinator to view.  

Board Member - various positions are needed to form the UPW Board annual.  Board Meetings are held 1  x month year round. Please see the "About Us" tab to view current openings.



 Background Check Memo (Please Read)

 Volunteer Application - Official Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc. Volunteer Application

 League Affadavit - Official Pop Warner Background Check League Affidavit

 Association Affadavit - Official Pop Warner Background Check Association Affidavit

Disclaimer:  Pop Warner volunteers must comply with Section 1, Article 4, Proprietary Rights, of the Policies and Procedures of Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc.  Any violation of Article IV, Policies and Procedures, may result in the revocation of the league charter.


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Upland Pop Warner Football & Cheer

154 -A West Foothill Blvd., #354
Upland, California 91786

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